Monday, September 29, 2008

Library adds new database

The NHCC Library as added ARTstor to its list of research databases (available under the link "Search article databases" on the library's homepage).

According to the ARTstor website: "ARTstor is a digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. The ARTstor Digital Library is used by educators, scholars, and students at a variety of institutions including universities, colleges, museums, public libraries, and K-12 schools. The Digital Library serves users both within the arts and in disciplines outside of the arts. This includes historians of art and architecture and others engaged in the visual arts, as well as individuals in fields as diverse as American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Literary Studies, Medieval Studies, Music, Religious Studies, and Renaissance Studies, all of whom find the images in ARTstor to be relevant to their teaching and research."

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Library celebrates Hispanic Heritage month!

Check out the display in the LRC atrium. All the books are available for check out.

Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries—-Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico declared its independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18.

The term "Hispanic," as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, refers to Spanish-speaking people in the United States of any race. More than 35 million people identified themselves as Hispanic or Latino in the 2000 Census.

Curious about what else is happening in Minnesota? Check out this page from the Minnesota Department of Finance Employee Relations.

What to know more? Check these resources out!

U.S. Census Facts for Features - Hispanic Heritage Month
Smithsonian celebrates
PBS announces lineup
Chicano Latino Affairs Council-State of Minnesota

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Craig's Good Reads

my Goodreads shelves

Library adds JSTOR to its list of databases

JSTOR is a not–for–profit organization dedicated to helping the scholarly community discover, use, and build upon a wide range of intellectual content in a trusted digital archive. Its overarching aims are to preserve a record of scholarship for posterity and to advance research and teaching in cost–effective ways. It operates a research platform that deploys information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new forms of scholarship. It collaborate with organizations that can help us achieve our objectives and maximize the benefits for the scholarly community.

NHCC now has the Arts & Sciences I Collection. Established in 1997, JSTOR's first collection includes core journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. This collection also contains titles in ecology, mathematics, and statistics. Overall, there are 119 titles in fifteen disciplines.

Students and faculty/staff may use JSTOR by going to the library's website ( and selecting the link "Search article databases." JSTOR is the fourth database down in the resulting list. Access is available both on- and off-campus, via a proxy server.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Students--Your NHCC College ID is Important!

Your NHCC photo ID card serves as your library card, so it is important that you get in the habit of carrying it with you when you come to the library. You will need the barcode number on the back of the ID (begins with '20206.....') to log-in to any of our online databases from off-campus, as well as to place interlibrary loan requests through ALEPH, our online catalog (the password in each instance is your last name, not case-sensitive).

You will also need to present your college ID to check out books from the library, to check out reserve items, to check out interlibrary loan items, and to request a study room (we have several quiet study rooms available for up to three hours per day, for groups from 2 to 6).

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Discounted Metro Transit bus passes

North Hennepin and Metro Transit are working together to help with the cost of bus passes for students who ride the bus.

Effective today, the NHCC Bookstore will sell Metro Transit bus passes at a discounted rate to students through the Go-To College Pass program.

Passes provide unlimited ridership on buses and trains anywhere in the metro area.

Current low rates are:
    Fall Semester Pass $115 (ridership dates are 8/15 through 12/31)
    Spring Semester Pass $115 (ridership dates are 1/1 through 5/31)
    Summer Session Pass $60 (ridership dates are 5/15 through 8/31)

To purchase a bus pass, students need to show current NHCC Student ID at the Bookstore.

Financial aid and payment plan charge options may not be used to purchase a bus pass.

Student Success Day - September 9th

Student Success Day is a day to empower students, celebrate diversity, develop community, support learning, and recognize personal and professional goals.


    9:00 am - noon and 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    90+ workshops
    visit informational tables
    meet with advisors/counselors
    schedule individual meetings with instructors

    12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

    free pizza and refreshments

    3:30 pm

    drawing for give-a-ways, including tuition and bookstore gift certificates, an ipod and other great prizes


"Picture yourself in your mind's eye as having already achieved this goal. See yourself doing the things you'll be doing when you've reached your goal."- Earl Nightingale, motivational speaker and writer